This year to celebrate Science Week, RTE produced a new series ‘GROWING UP, LIVE’ which looked at the extraordinary development of humans from birth to death, from infancy to old age, shot live in front of a studio audience. Our resident positive psychologist, Dr Brenda O’Connell co- presented with Prof Niall Moylan on how we develop in our 20’s, focusing on what science tells us about happiness during this life stage.
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
The CMHCR hosted a well-received event on the 10th October, as part of Maynooth University Research Week 2018 and to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The event was supported by the Maynooth University Research and Development Office who kindly provided complimentary lunch and refreshments.
Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Congratulations to Penny Quinn, a postgraduate member of the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research (CMCHR), Department of Psychology, who was one of the awardees at Maynooth University’s recent awards ceremony for the 2018 recipients of the Irish Research Council Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships.
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
MU psychologists feature prominently in the national media - Centre for Mental Health and Community Research
It is estimated that up to one in five children and young people may live in families where a parent has mental health difficulties. For the first time in Ireland, a team of psychologists at Maynooth University are working with mental health services across the country to help implement and research new services for families in which a parent has mental health challenges. Maynooth University’s ‘PRIMERA’ research programme is playing an important role increasing awareness among mental health professionals of the impact of parental mental health on children.
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
UN representatives attend training on disability rights run by Maynooth University ALL Institute: Assisting Living & Learning
Academics at Maynooth University are involved in United Nations training projects aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities in low-income countries.
Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Maynooth University psychologists work with HSE to study the impact of parents’ mental health on children and how best to support families
Dén chéad uair in Éirinn, tá foireann de shíceolaithe ag obair le seirbhísí meabhairshláinte timpeall na tíre chun taighde a dhéanamh ar sheirbhísí nua do theaghlaigh ina mbíonn ar thuismitheoir dul i ngleic le dushláin a bhaineann le meabhairshláinte agus chun na seirbhísí seo a chur i bhfeidhm.
Date: Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Warmest congratulations to doctoral student and CMCHR member - Nuala Whelan - an Irish Research Council Employment Based Scholar - who was recently awarded her PhD. Nuala’s interdisciplinary research involved a joint collaboration between Ballymun Job Centre and Maynooth University’s Departments of Psychology and Sociology.
Date: Friday, 20 April 2018
On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April 2018, Maynooth University hosted the 40th All-Ireland Psychology Student Congress, the annual forum at which Psychology undergraduates and postgraduates can present their research to their peers. The event was organised by the MU Psychology Society – led by Emma Leggett and Niamh McKenna – with support from the Psychology Department and MU Students Union.
Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Aoife Malone, a final year student in Psychology at Maynooth University, has been awarded the overall prize for Best Oral Presentation (10 minutes) for her paper entitled “Developing and Assessing a Novel Relational Abilities Index of Human Intelligence”, at the annual All Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research, hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning in the University of Limerick.
Date: Monday, 09 April 2018
Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD presented RIA Gold Medal to Professor Malcolm MacLachlan
Date: Friday, 23 March 2018